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Interview: Gregory W Beaubien

Before he started writing novels, Gregory W Beaubien developed his writing skills and eye for telling detail as a journalist and feature writer. He’s now drawing on that rich background to create believable and compelling fiction. In his first book, Shadows the Sizes of Cities,…
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The Defenceless

Kati Hiekkapelto’s cop Anna Fekete first featured in The Hummingird (2014) and she returns in another crime thriller which exposes the raw underbelly of Finland’s normally calm and thoughtful society. Police officer Fekete and her older colleague Esko have to fight hard to stay on…
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Recommended

The Defenceless

Kati Hiekkapelto’s cop Anna Fekete first featured in The Hummingird (2014) and she returns in another crime thriller which exposes the raw underbelly of Finland’s normally calm and thoughtful society. Police officer Fekete and her older colleague Esko have to fight hard to stay on…
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The Defenceless

Written by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston — There’s a new school of social critique creeping into crime fiction. When it’s done without sacrificing either characterisation or a good plot, it can make for very compelling reading. After Stav Sherez and Eva Dolan in the…
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The Ties That Bind

Written by Erin Kelly — “Brighton is a town that always looks as if it is helping police with their inquiries,” said the writer Keith Waterhouse. It’s an aphorism that chimes with Erin Kelly’s new novel about a former gangster who once ruled the Sussex…
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Sacrifices

Written by Roger Smith — Michael Lane has it better than millions of the other sorry souls in South Africa. Or so it would seem. Then one night sex with his wife Beverley is interrupted by a woman’s screams. They’re coming from the pool house on…
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Two Soldiers

Written by Roslund & Hellström — This is the third novel from the Swedish crime writing duo to be translated into English. Anders Roslund is a journalist and criminologist. Börge Hellström is a reformed criminal who now works diverting kids away from gang culture. Together,…
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Swear Down

Written by Russ Litten — Swear Down is the difficult second novel for Hull-based author and scriptwriter Russ Litten. His first was Scream If You Want To Go Faster, which poignantly studied a series of different characters attending the last day of the Hull Fair, Europe’s…
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